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radiogroup role (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (16/30)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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A group of radio buttons.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the group rolesupportedsupportedpartialsupportednonenonesupported
MUST convey the group name if it has a group namepartialsupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupported
MUST convey the boundaries of the groupsupportedsupportedpartialpartialnonenonesupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
Not applicable

Expectation: convey the group role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to be aware that elements are within a group

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the group role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-required attribute on role=radiogroupsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartialpartialsupportednonenonesupported

Expectation: convey the group name if it has a group name

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to be aware of the name of group

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the group name if it has a group name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-required attribute on role=radiogrouppartialpartialpartialsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupported

Expectation: convey the boundaries of the group

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to be aware when they enter and exit a group

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the boundaries of the group'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-required attribute on role=radiogroupsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartialpartialpartialnonenonesupported